You have just come to your appointment with the dentist and he has recommended that you fill in some teeth that have cavities. You leave Dr. Mexico dentist center and the first thing you think is that it does not hurt much, you can wait a bit to do them. In the end that “little” becomes six months, a year …. How many times has this happened? … Surely once, and like you, a lot of people.

And unfortunately when that time has passed and one has forgotten those tiny caries … It breaks your tooth or your tooth and you run to the dental clinic to try to rebuild as soon as possible. And that’s if you’re lucky and you do not start with dental sensitivity or with the dreaded toothache.

Your dentist receives you and tells you that decay has reached your nerve and you have to do endodontics. Fearing that decay destroys your entire tooth, you do endodontics and then rebuild your teeth. Surely, because the destruction of your tooth is very large, you have had to put a sleeve or crown of metal or porcelain.

Maybe you managed to save your tooth, but you had to follow a complicated treatment and your tooth does not keep it in its complete integrity. But there is something else. When decay affects the nerve, a focus of infection develops that already has a doorway to the rest of your body … Does it sound bad, right?

The “nerve” of your molars is not only composed of nerve endings and makes your tooth hurt so much when cavities affect it. It is a tissue composed of blood capillaries and therefore connected to the bloodstream of your body.

Through this “front door” all the bacteria of the caries and the bacterial flora of your mouth can reach all the organs of your body and generate serious problems such as cardiac or pulmonary pathologies.

The general population that never goes to the dentist is much more likely to develop pneumonia (up to 86% more) than the population that visits the dentist twice. 50,000 people die each year from this disease.

Bacteria that enter the bloodstream from the mouth can cause endocarditis, stroke and arteriosclerosis by adhering to the inner walls of blood vessels and heart valves.

Do not forget that this happens with caries can also be caused by bacteria that cause inflammation of the gums. The bacteria that form tartar are not exactly the same as those that form cavities, but they are still bacteria that enter your body through another “gateway”, in this case, your gums swollen and bleeding.

You must be responsible and have adequate daily dental hygiene, do not forget that the best ally you have to keep it is your toothbrush.